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Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  18 April 1999 (USA)
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Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the ... See full summary »

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Sadie Delany
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Annie Elizabeth 'Bessie' Delany
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Amy Hill Hearth
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Sadie in her 20s
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Papa Delany
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Martha Logan
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Tells the story of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African-American (they preferred "colored") sisters who both lived past the age of 100. They grew up on a North Carolina college campus, the daughters of the first African-American Episcopal bishop, who was born a slave, and a woman with an inter-racial background. With the support of each other and their family, they survived encounters with racism and sexism in their own different ways. Sadie quietly and sweetly broke barriers to become the first African-American home-ec teacher in New York City, while Bessie, with her own brand of outspokenness, became the second African-American dentist in New York City. At the ages of 103 and 101, they told their story to Amy Hill Hearth, a white New York Times reporter who published an article about them. The overwhelming response launched a bestselling book, a Broadway play, and this film. Written by Tommy Peter

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Diahann Carroll, who plays Sadie Delany the elder sister is actually nine years younger than 'Ruby Dee', who plays Bessie Delany, the younger sister. See more »

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Bessie in her 20s: I know what kind of professor he is, I've seen his kind before.
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A jewel of a film!!!!!
6 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best films that I have ever seen!!!! I give it more than a ten!!!!!! This film was very factual and gave the world a big slice of African-American life!!! All the performers, producers(especially Camille O. Cosby, Jeffrey S. Grant and Judith James) and all the others involved, did a great job!!!!


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